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Surgical Treatment for Diabetes

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Old 02-18-2008, 19:19   #1
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Default Surgical Treatment for Diabetes

Evidence is accumulating that the best treatment for Type 2 diabetes related to obesity may well be the most drastic: stomach-shrinking surgery, perhaps accompanied by intestinal rearrangements. That such extreme remedies would even be considered is a measure of how intractable the intertwined epidemics of obesity and diabetes have become in the United States. Diabetes of all types is a vicious disease that kills some 73,000 Americans each year, making it the fifth-leading cause of death in this country. It is characterized by an inability to produce or use insulin, with the result that blood glucose levels soar, damaging the kidneys, blood vessels in the eyes and nerves in the feet.
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